Tannirbhavi beach in Mangalore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in coastal Karnataka. Along with the beach, Sultan Battery and Tannirbavi Tree Park are also tourist attractions. It can be reached either by land near Kuloor Bridge (longer option) or by ferry via Gurupura river from Sultan Battery. The second option (via ferry) is the quicker & fun option. Reaching Sultan Battery by local bus or Auto is a breeze and then by a 10 min boat ride to the beach. This adds to the fun element for kids especially.
Tannirbhavi (also spelled as Tannirbavi) is one of the popular beaches in Mangalore city, and comes second in popularity next to Panambur beach. Tannirbhavi beach has facilities like lifeguards, proper toilets, a parking lot, a couple of small eateries and concrete benches.
On the other side of the land strip of the beach there is a barge-mounted 220 MW power plant set up by the GMR Group, which is located at a distance of 12 km from Mangalore center by road.